Archives for October 2013

We must inspire our young people if we want to reduce economic inactivity

Economic inactivity  is a major concern, locally, regionally and nationally. This is an issue for which there are no easy answers. If the Council and its partners are to make a difference, new approaches and new ways of working together will need to be found. It is for these reasons that a group of councillors […]

New Inquiry Panel Supports Social Care at Home

As the demand for the number of people being cared for in their own homes is increasing, this is putting more and more pressure on the Council and its partners, as they try  to meet the demand with limited resources and  staff levels. A new Scrutiny Inquiry Panel has been developed, which will look to answer […]

Do you have a question for Councillor David Phillips, Leader of the Council?

At their next meeting on 28 October the Scrutiny Programme Committee will be holding a question and answer session with Councillor David Phillips who is the Leader of the Council and also the Cabinet Member for Anti-Poverty.  They would welcome your ideas for questions.             Councillor David Phillips chairs the […]

Providing sustainable services for children and families

The Well Being Performance Panel took its quarterly look at performance in Child and Family Services last week.  The panel was pleased to see that there were 8 fewer looked after children at the end of August compared to the previous month and that the numbers of looked after children had been on a downward trend since April.  […]